The Townsend Prize has announced the 10 finalists for its 2014 award. Given biannually, it honors a Georgia writer for an outstanding work of fiction during the preceding two years. Author Jesmyn Ward, whose Salvage the Bones won the 2011 National Book Award, will deliver the keynote address at the award ceremony, to be held on April 24 at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
2014 Townsend Prize Finalists: (You can click on the authors names for our reviews and interviews.)
Accidents of Providence by Stacia Brown
Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Pickett’s Charge by Charles McNair
A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont
Where You Can Find Me by Sheri Joseph
I Want to Show You More by Jamie Quatro
God Carlos by Anthony Winkler
Emerson’s Brother by Philip Lee Williams
A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag by Josh Russell
Thomas Mullen received the 2012 Townsend Prize for The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers. Past awardees include Alice Walker, Kathryn Stockett and Terry Kay.